If there was an award for sycophancy and turning-netas-into-Gods, Mohan Yadav would undoubtedly be the clear winner.
The 52 year old Sainik from Nangaon in Pune District says he joined the Sena about 25 years ago and that changed his life. "Balasaheb's powerful speeches turned me into an ardent follower. I too wanted to become a 'Tiger' like him," he says.
His dedication to Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray and his "divinity" is written all over him. Saffron shirt, saffron trousers, saffron cap, saffron shoes, saffron colored motorcycle, saffron wheels, saffron pen and even a saffron mobile phone.
His temple is his thirteen year-old motorcycle, which has photographs of the entire Thackeray household.
The seat cover is a fake tiger skin. And the wheels too, painted in bright saffron paint.
On either side of the front wheel, two plastic tiger heads glare angrily, as the Sena's saffron flag - fixed to the handle - flutters in the warm afternoon sea breeze.
There is also a mobile phone Mohan Yadav wants to gift Balasaheb, which he has converted and placed into a miniature car. The 'saffronised' phone has also popular Sena ringtone!
"My grocery shop was named 'Raj-Uddhav Thackeray Kirana General Store and Balasaheb Thackeray'. Once Raj quit, I dropped his name," he says, reaffirming his allegiance to the original Thackerays.